• Conquer GK: Your Weekly GK Quiz (9-16 Jan, 2017)

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    Conquer GK: Your Weekly GK Quiz (9-16 Jan, 2017)1. Recently, India and Kazakhstan signed in the national capital a Protocol to amend the existing DTAC between the two countries which was earlier signed on 9th December, 1996. What is the full form of DTAC?
    a) Double Taxation Avoidance Commission
    b) Dual Taxation Avoidance Convention
    c) Double Taxation Avoidance Convention
    d) Double Tax Avoidance Convention
    e) Double Taxation Agree Commission

    2. Who among the following was the chief guest of 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas on 8th January 2017 in Bengaluru?
    a) Mamnoon Hussain (President of Pakistan)
    b) Jovenel Moise (President of Haiti)
    c) Uhuru Kenyatta (President of Kenya)
    d) Dr Antonio Costa (Prime Minister of Portugal)
    e) Daniel Ortega (Vice President of Nicaragua)

    3. The government has made Aadhaar mandatory to avail services under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme from ______, 2017.
    a) 1st April
    b) 10th April
    c) 3rd April
    d) 16th April
    e) 20th April

    4. Which among the following Cricket Association has written to BCCI citing inability to host two U-19 Test matches between India and England in Chennai next month?
    a) Cricket Association of Bengal
    b) Tamil Nadu Cricket Association
    c) Hyderabad Cricket Association
    d) Mumbai Cricket Association
    e) Rajasthan Cricket Association

    5. Who among the following has appointed as brand ambassador of chinese smartphone maker Gionee?
    a) Sourav Ganguly
    b) Virat Kohli
    c) Yuvraj Singh
    d) Rohit Sharma
    e) Sachin Tendulkar

    6. Which of the following team won the 38th All India Railways Women’s Hockey Championship held at SAI Centre, Bhopal?
    a) South Eastern Railway (SER)
    b) Western Railway
    c) Eastern Railway
    d) Northern Railway
    e) Central Railway

    7. World Hindi Day is observed on ________.
    a) 11th January
    b) 15th January
    c) 10th January
    d) 31st January
    e) 23rd January

    8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first international exchange at the International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) of Gujarat. What is the name of that exchange?
    a) ‘India IX’
    b) ‘India X’
    c) ‘India XIN’
    d) ‘India INX’
    e) ‘INX India’

    9. Which of the following bank has launched a `humanoid Ira’ in the domestic banking space?
    a) ICICI Bank
    b) Kotak Mahindra Bank
    c) HDFC Bank
    d) Yes Bank
    e) IndusInd Bank

    10. Who among the following appointed as the new chief executive to run the operations of India’s largest online retailer Flipkart?
    a) Jeff Bezos
    b) Andrew Jassy
    c) Binny Bansal
    d) Amit Agarwal
    e) Mr. Kalyan Krishnamurthy

    11. The Union Government has increased the minimum monthly pension to ______ per person, besides a two-fold hike in ex-gratia amount for central government employees.
    a) Rs. 9000
    b) Rs. 10000
    c) Rs. 9500
    d) Rs. 5000
    e) Rs. 1000

    12. Who among the following has been honoured by Outgoing US President Barack Obama with highest civilian honour?
    a) Dan Quayle
    b) Al Gore
    c) Joe Biden
    d) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
    e) Walter Mondale

    13. Who among the following has been appointed as the first Non–Parsi Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tata Sons?
    a) Cyrus Mistry
    b) S Padmanabhan
    c) Natarajan Chandrasekaran
    d) Kalyan Krishnamurthy
    e) Binny Bansal

    14. Chandrakant Chhajed, who passed away recently was the Senior Congress leader and former Tourism Minister of which of the following Indian state?
    a) Maharashtra
    b) West Bengal
    c) Assam
    d) Karnataka
    e) Tamil Nadu

    15. Who among the following Indian hockey player has become the member of FIH (International Hockey Federation) Athletes’ Committee?
    a) Manpreet Singh
    b) Sandeep Singh
    c) PR Sreejesh
    d) SV Sunil
    e) Sardara Singh

    16. The first solar power boat was launched in which of the following Indian state?
    a) Bihar
    b) Kerala
    c) Uttar Pradesh
    d) Tripura
    e) Gujarat

    17. Who among the following has been sworn as the president of Nicaragua?
    a) Jean-Yves Le
    b) Roman Herzog
    c) Uhuru Kenyatta
    d) Rafael Correa
    e) Daniel Ortega

    18. The second Scorpene class submarine Khanderi has been launched from which of the following prime shipyard?
    a) ABG Shipyard Ltd
    b) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd
    c) West Coast Shipyard Ltd
    d) Modest Infrastructure Ltd
    e) L & T Shipbuilding Ltd

    19. Which of the following has won the Ranji title 2016-17?
    a) Hyderabad
    b) Mumbai
    c) Bengal
    d) Gujarat
    e) Railways

    20. Who among the following has won the Lifetime Achievement Award in 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards 2017?
    a) Rishi Kapoor
    b) Kamal Haasan
    c) Shatrughan Sinha
    d) Om Puri
    e) Amitabh Bachchan

    Answers:
    1. c) Double Taxation Avoidance Convention
    2. d) Dr Antonio Costa (Prime Minister of Portugal)
    3. a) 1st April
    4. b) Tamil Nadu Cricket Association
    5. b) Virat Kohli
    6. a) South Eastern Railway (SER)
    7. c) 10th January
    8. d) ‘India INX’
    9. c) HDFC Bank
    10. e) Mr. Kalyan Krishnamurthy
    11. a) Rs. 9000
    12. c) Joe Biden
    13. b) S Padmanabhan
    14. a) Maharashtra
    15. c) PR Sreejesh
    16. b) Kerala
    17. e) Daniel Ortega
    18. b) Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited
    19. d) Gujarat
    20. c) Shatrughan Sinha

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